As a culinary palindrome, naan tastes the same backward as it does forward, like the bananab or a Toyota. Take a bite in every direction with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Indian cuisine and drinks at Bollywood Cafe on West Linebaugh Avenue.
Bollywood Cafe fills a hefty touch-screen menu with delicious Indian eats in a high-tech environment with a favorable bias toward Bollywood classics. Quick fried samosas ($5.99) and tomtom spring rolls ($5.99) pair well with the 23-inch HDTV touch-screen computer located at each table, allowing diners to place orders via videochat, play games, invent the Internet, or watch Bollywood flicks while noshing. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., movies are played on the dining area's 100-inch screen and in the outdoor patio, where diners sip fresh lime sodas ($3.99) and dig into plates of spicy mango brandy lamb ($15+) while a musical or film lights up a 14-foot-wide screen. The chicken tikka masala ($9.99) represents the cafe's traditional side whereas the tandoori penne vodka ($10.99) makes a case for urban Indian fare. Closing acts include lassi, or yogurt smoothie, available in assorted flavors including mango, strawberry, and banana ($3.99), surprise cheesecake ($3.99), and malai gelabi ($2.99), a chewy treat shaped like a pretzel after a quick hot-yoga session.
- Owner Raj Armani has created an inviting, modern looking cafe in the Westchase area. You can order the traditional Indian dishes like Chicken Tikka and Tandoori dishes as well as some exciting dishes with with an international taste with a sprinkle of Indian flavor. – Bert Moreno, WTSP10
- Innocent-looking basmati is cooked separately with onion, cilantro, spices and lovely sliced toasted almonds, then hot-as-Hades moist lengths of bone-in braised goat are sunk like depth charges into its midst. Absolutely fabulous, but so spicy it called for cold compresses and vats of cooling yogurt. – Laura Reiley, St. Petersburg Times
9648 W Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33626Get Directions